The Oxford Rays won the 2010 Gumtree 14-and-Under AA Classic held at Ballard Park in Tupelo recently. The Rays are a 13-and-Under USSSA team composed of players from the Oxford area.
Oxford rebounded from a 7-2 loss to the Tupelo Rangers in the opener and a 10-0 loss to the Tri County Outlaws to then win three games in a row. Oxford defeated the North Mississippi Angels 9-5, the Outlaws 8-1 and the Rangers 2-1 in the title game in eight innings. (May 11, 2010, Page 10)
Oxford’s dominance on the tennis court continued this morning as the Chargers won their third-straight state championship. The Chargers’ latest victim in a winning streak that has now reached 107 matches was West Jones, which defeated Brookhaven 5-2 in the South Half title match.
Oxford, which won the last two titles in Class 4A, defeated the Mustangs 5-1 in a match that lasted just over an hour at the Ridgeland Tennis Center to claim the Class 5A title. (May 10, 2010, Page 1B)
Some great individual efforts that produced more than a handful of first-place finishes wasn’t enough to lift the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers past Pearl in Saturday’s Class 5A North half Meet. (May 10, 2010, Page 2B)
Oxford’s girls and boys track teams are both looking to capture their first Class 5A North Half title Saturday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers and Lady Chargers have dominated their competition in both the district and region meets leading up to North Half and coach Scott Kendricks said his teams are prepared for the meet, which is the final opportunity for athletes to qualify for the next week’s 5A state meet. (May 7, 2010, Page 7A)
The Chargers (19-0 overall) latest victory earned them their first Class 5A North Half championship pennant and set up one half of Monday’s title match which will be played at 9 a.m. at the Ridgeland Tennis Center against either Brookhaven or West Jones.
In a match that was decided in half the amount of the time it took the Titans (14-6) to reach Avent Park, the focused Chargers wanted to leave no doubt who was the better team on the court. (May 7, 2010, Page 6A)
Part of what makes Oxford High School athletics special is the amount of athletes that transcend boundaries and play multiple sports.
Over the course of the past 17 years, Oxford has won 13 Class 4A All-Sports Awards. On Tuesday, Oxford presented its athletes with various awards recognizing them for their accomplishments. (May 6, 2010, Page 7)
Oxford’s run to win a third straight state championship in tennis continues Thursday against a school where the state title match will be played in less than a week.
Ridgeland will be the Chargers’ latest opponent to play in the Class 5A playoffs and Thursday’s match, which begins at 2 p.m., will determine who advances to represent the North in Monday’s 5A state title match. (May 5, 2010, Page 9)
Two more all-around performances led to two more titles for the Oxford girls and boys track teams Monday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers won the Region 1-5A meet by scoring 200 points, 83.5 points more than second-place finisher Indianola-Gentry. The Lady Chargers totaled 191.5 points, the most ever in a region meet, a figure that clearly outdistanced Gentry. (May 4, 2010, Page 8)
Despite initial estimates that a new softball field at Oxford High School would cost $1.2 million, bids on the project have come in at roughly half the cost. The Oxford School Board on Thursday approved the final two phases of the project for a total cost of $643,960. (April 30, 2010, Page 1A)
The Regional 1-5,6A track meets that were scheduled to be held Saturday at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field has been moved to Monday to avoid the inclement weather scheduled for the Oxford area on Saturday. The meet Monday will begin with the 3,200 meter run at 1 p.m. Check out www.oxfordtrackandfield.com for any other details about the meet coming up. (April 30, 2010)
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